Le Traiteur

552 Lonsdale St Melbourne CBD, 3000 (03) 9670 0039 The baguettes were soft and not at all tough. Given I have never been a big fan of hard-to-bite baguettes this was very much to my liking. Pork rillettes, green tomato pickle & pyengana cheddar: had a pate like meat (salted fairly heavily, although it is … Continue reading

Provenance Food & Wine

288 smith st Collingwood, 3066 (03) 8415 0700 Warm candle-lit ambience with very high-airy ceilings. It was pretty quiet for a Sunday night at 7pm, but did bring in a few more tables later. Charcuterie: nicely crackled pork belly was all juicy and crispy at the same time. The almonds & olives helped cut through … Continue reading

Cacao Fine Chocolates & Patisserie

52 Fitzroy St St Kilda, 3182 (03) 8598 9555 Cacao’s macarons are gorgeously created with that subtle outer crunch & soft interior, with a decadent ganache. Pistachio – my personal favourite out of the lot. A sprinkle of pistachio praline gives this macaroon that extra kick of crunch and flavour. Tasty! Salty caramel – the … Continue reading

Liar Liar

90 Kinkora Rd Hawthorn, 3122 (03) 9818 8864 A lazy Sunday morning breakfast… Spanish tomato based soup & spicy chorizo: had an ever-so-slightly spicy chorizo contrasted by the refreshing sweetness from the tomatoes. Though it did lack a bit of Spanish spices to give it a stronger kick, it was definitely a satisfying breakfast. Plus, … Continue reading

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    Unpleasant: damn upset my desire to eat

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    Yummy +1: mouth-watering like rain

    Yummy +2: exquisite flavours that hit all the right notes

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